Specialist Clinical Pharmacist – CAMHS

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Fixed TermPart Time
  • Post Date: August 13, 2019
Job Description

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.
We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.
We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.
We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.
Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.
Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

Take an opportunity to develop your career as part of our progressive team, with a national reputation for innovation and development. We have the highest proportion of pharmacist prescribers in the country, using their skills for patients on our acute wards, in specialist clinics, GP practices and a range of community settings.

Please note that job plans can be tailored to encompass primary and secondary care exposure.
We are delivering new ways of providing direct patient care in acute and community settings, including providing care to our frail/high risk patients living in their own homes or care homes. We are also increasing our service within primary medical care practices, enabling delivery of care to patients with long-term conditions as part of a multidisciplinary approach.
The Trust opened its Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (The Northumbria) in 2015, as part of a new approach to treating acutely ill patients, supported by a 7 day clinical pharmacy service.
As a specialist clinical pharmacist, you will be an individual who will assist in shaping the service and the clinical contribution we provide.

You would be expected to:
– work as a key professional with ward teams, delivering specialist clinical pharmacy services and undertaking a variety of duties e.g. ward rounds etc.
– provide specialist pharmacy input to people in a range of acute and community settings
– provide additional specialist functions, eg education and training
Specialist Pharmacist Practitioner CAMHS responsibilities:-
AfC: Band 7 – internal appointment, using current job description; general and specific clinical responsibilities for this role are outlined below.

General clinical responsibilities

  • Understand the role and contribution of colleagues and collaborate effectively with colleagues within the clinical team
  • Complete medication and clinical history reviews to optimise the safety and effectiveness of pharmacological treatment regimens,
  • considering physical, mental health and general lifestyle needs
  • Review and advise on medication-related physical health requirements for patients
  • Support shared decision making with patients, carers and families
  • Provide medication counselling, education and advice & provide information to patients, carers and families in an accessible format
  • Perform side effect monitoring and management
  • Collaborate with medical staff on an individual-patient basis to provide specialist pharmaceutical input
  • Respond to other medication-related queries within the team as required
  • Effectively communicate medicines management concerns and risks to colleagues in primary, secondary and specialist care thereby
  • sharing learning across the interfaces of patient care
  • Support the team with shared care and formulary prescribing issues, liaising with primary and secondary care
  • role within the service in conjunction with the pathway manager
  • Support the implementation of local and national guidelines and policy e.g. NICE
  • Provide education and training sessions for clinical team staff as requested
  • Arrange and access personal clinical supervision
  • Provide clinical supervision to other members of the clinical team and peers
  • Provide consultation and medicines management teaching and training to Trust staff on safe and effective prescribing, including reducing the use of off-licensed prescribing and the management of prescribing based on professional anxiety
  • Attend pathway meetings and other relevant clinical meetings as needed
  • Specialist clinical responsibilities
  • Conduct joint reviews with medical staff to provide specialist input into the review of the young person. Liaise with education staff if appropriate.
  • Conduct clinical review appointments with young people / families / carers at the team base

Essential Criteria:

  • Vocational masters degree in pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • Previous pre-registration training
  • Relevant post-registration hospital experience
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • IT skills to at least ECDL standard or equivalent experience
  • Independent Prescriber, or commitment to achieving this on appointment
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Please note, the interviews will take place on the 27th August 2019. The interview process will include a 5 minute presentation and may consist of psychometric testing.

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site.
The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Main area:Specialist Clinical Pharmacist
Grade:Band 7
Contract:Fixed Term – Secondment for 6 months
Hours:Part Time – 18.75 Hours Per Week
Job ref:319-1915344DA
Site:CAMHS, Albion Road Clinic

Applicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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